Fish Family, A
Run time 9:42Production Company Moody Institute of ScienceAudio/Visual sound, color
The complete reproduction cycle of the blue acara fish is pictured. Included are the processes of preparing the nest, egg laying, fertilization, care during incubation, nursery construction, transporting hatchlings to nurseries and guarding the young. Close family relationship of the blue acara is emphasized.
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April 11, 2010
....Where's My Speargun..?
August 19, 2006
Sounds Fishy to Me...
This Moody Institute science film very earnestly tells the story of how a particular species of fish reproduces, and we get to see a fish couple in an aquarium go through all the steps of fish reproduction. Fortunately, the father deposits his âliquidâ over the eggs after they are laid, so thereâs no naughty stuff. Actually, these scenes of fish reproduction are well photographed and fairly interesting, and the earnest, slow-moving narration is not as annoying as it might have been. Rather farfetched comparisons between fish family life and human family life are made to support the religious message that children should obey their parents. Although the film is somewhat dorky in its earnestness and religious message, the fish are genuinely interesting to watch, making this one a recommended film for aquarium fans.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
February 5, 2006
Luckily I wasnÃ¢ÂÂt eaten by my Mother!
Another odd one from the Moody and company wacky science department. This time, this film focuses on the little ones by talking about how fish raise their young,. And somehow tying it in with how humans do it. The fishes in question here lay hundreds of eggs then fertilized by a Ã¢ÂÂliquidÃ¢ÂÂ from the fishes. The fishes eat the eggs that donÃ¢ÂÂt fertilize, and then just before theyÃ¢ÂÂre born, suck up the babies and put them into a nest! Now the funny thing is, is that the film tries hard to compare the fishes with humans in terms of raising young, but donÃ¢ÂÂt bother to differentiate between the two. So for all the kids know, they could have been sucked up by Mom just before they were bornÃ¢ÂÂ¦